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Kura Clover (Trifolium ambiguum Bieb.) (caucasian, pellett, or honey clover)

New/Untested species, not yet recommended for some or all applications

Characteristics

  • Yield based on 3 harvests/season
  • Seeds/pound: 800,000
  • Seeding rate: 4-6 lbs pure live seed/acre
  • Seeding date: early spring, or late summer before August 15
  • Valuable honey-producing crop
  • Seed inoculation is essential
  • Good potential as a pasture legume

Advantages

  • good quality possible
  • well adapted to acid, variably drained, low fertility soils
  • very persistent, once established

Concerns

  • seed not readily available
  • poor seedling vigor, slow to establish
  • lower yielding than alfalfa
  • can cause bloat

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